Eberwein was a member of a family dynasty that made important contributions to the development of music in classical and post-classical Weimar. His father Alexander Bartholomäus Eberwein was court and town musician in Weimar and responsible for the music at weddings, funerals and fairs. His son was apprenticed to him and at the age of 17 he became a flautist in the court orchestra, of which he remained from 1802 to 1849. Goethe recognized his talent and in 1808/1809 made it possible for him to complete a nine-month training course with Carl Friedrich Zelter in Berlin . In 1826 he was promoted to music director. He was also head of church music at the town church and music teacher at the grammar school.
Eberwein had a close relationship with his patron Goethe. For 25 years he directed the house concerts and festival music in the Goethehaus. He set many of Goethe's poems to music and created stage music for the monodrama Proserpina and Faust . This was played regularly at the Faust performances until 1873 . His incidental music for Karl von Holteis Lenore was particularly successful . He also composed seven operas as well as choirs and chamber music . In 1814 he was accepted into the Weimar Masonic Lodge Anna Amalia to the three roses .
Eberwein's music was soon forgotten. It cannot be regarded as classical in the sense of the great Viennese composers, but rather belongs to the pre-classical style of sensitivity.
He is buried in the historical cemetery in Weimar , where a plaque commemorates him.
- Gabriele Busch-Salmen: Eberwein, Franz Carl . In: Benedikt Jeßing, Bernd Lutz, Inge Wild (eds.): Metzler-Goethe-Lexikon . J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart / Weimar 1999, ISBN 3-476-01589-0 , p. 103-104 .
- Moritz Fürstenau : Eberwein, Karl . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 5, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1877, p. 588 f.
- Horst Heussner: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 4, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1959, ISBN 3-428-00185-0 , p. 259 f. ( ). In:
- Peter Larsen: Eberwein, (Franz) Carl (Adelbert). In: Ludwig Finscher (Hrsg.): The music in past and present . Second edition, personal section, volume 6 (Eames - Franco). Bärenreiter / Metzler, Kassel et al. 2001, ISBN 3-7618-1116-0 ( online edition , subscription required for full access)
- Literature by and about Carl Eberwein in the catalog of the German National Library
- Works by and about Carl Eberwein in the German Digital Library
- The Eberwein archive - creative documents of the musician and composer family Eberwein
- List of stage works by Carl Eberwein based on the MGG at Operone
- Sheet music and audio files by Franz Carl Adelbert Eberwein in the International Music Score Library Project
- The opera in Germany between 1770 and 1830. ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed May 30, 2013
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Eberwein, Franz Carl Adelbert (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German composer and conductor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 10, 1786|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Weimar|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 2, 1868|
|Place of death||Weimar|